The Sweet Escape: 8 Memorial Day Desserts to Help Kick Off Your Summer

Photo by: Bell'Alimento
Red, White and Blue Nutella Napoleons
Ingredients:
Pepperidge Farm puff pastry sheets - thawed
3 tablespoons Nutella
8 ounces whipped cream strawberries - sliced blueberries ... more 
Photo by: Bell'Alimento
Red, White and Blue Nutella Napoleons
Ingredients:
Pepperidge Farm puff pastry sheets - thawed
3 tablespoons Nutella
8 ounces whipped cream strawberries - sliced blueberries chocolate syrup
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut each puff pastry sheet into 6 equal squares. Place pastry sheet squares onto rimmed baking sheets that have been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for approximately 15 minutes OR until golden and flaky.
2. To assemble: Cut each pastry puff square in half horizontally. Spread approximately 1/2 tablespoon of Nutella onto bottom of each puff pastry square. Top with desired amount of whipped cream. Garnish with strawberries and blueberries. Place pastry square on top. Top with a dollop of whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup. Continue until all are assembled. Serve immediately. less 
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Wed, May 22, 2013 4:16 PM EDT
Memorial Day is one of those happy days in our country that I really love and appreciate. We all take a moment to remember those who bravely defend the wonderful country in which we live. We come together as family and friends to reconnect and kick off summer. And, we eat! The dessert at your Memorial Day feast can really set the tone for the day, both through fresh summer flavors and patriotic colors. There is lots of fun to be had planning your Memorial Day desserts! Whether you're hosting this year's Memorial Day feast or visiting someone else's home, these Memorial Day desserts will be sure to impress! - Jane Maynard



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